For Rachel’s last night here I had a little going away party for her. I decided to do a Boston vs Seattle theme, since she was leaving Seattle and moving to Boston. To continue my little imagined rivalry for the party I used colors from each city’s baseball teams, the Mariner’s and the Red Sox, blue representing Seattle and Red representing Boston. I had the intention of doing something else with the Red Sox and Mariners, but never quite got around to it. So just the colors it is.
By far my very favorite idea was the Seattle and Boston skylines. I found some 4′ tall butcher paper and then using some skyline pictures I found on the internet as a reference point I drew each skyline on the paper and then painted them in with black paint (I used 2 different black paints because I ran out of the first one and obviously the one I used for the Boston skyline was a better quality… they looked the same until I hung them up over the window and then it was too late to redo it). And I have to say that as much as I love Boston, the Seattle skyline is prettier. There is just something about a large unique structure that adds so much beauty to a skyline. (Hello Eiffel Tower I am talking to you!) Also something to note. Both Rachel and I currently reside in cities on the water. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Even though neither of us actually live in the city. But in the suburbs of the city. Or more precisely in the suburbs of the suburbs.
I used air mail envelops to make a garland, just hanging the flap over some string. They fit perfectly with the color scheme, with the red and blue edges.
Using the butcher paper I also drew a map of the US in pencil and then traced over it with a black sharpie and then hung it over the mirror with hearts over Seattle and Boston. Many people asked if she had a layover in Nebraska because of the little loop in the dotted lines… She did actually have quite a bit of turbulence right in the middle of her flight, in about that area… Also I noticed that I squished the map a bit, it’s a little bit too short. Vu couldn’t tell, but I could see it as soon as I stood back and looked at it. But I like looking at maps a lot. I did free hand it though, so I am still pretty proud of myself that it actually looks like the US, squatty Louisiana and all. Continue reading